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Engineering Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 8711  |  NAICS 541330

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Engineering Services  (view report)
Heavy Construction Engineering  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

ZweigWhite, LLC
Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine

Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the civil and structural engineering industry, with regular features including the "Benchmarks" section which provides summary information from various surveys conducted by ZweigWhite on topics such as valuing a firm, incentive compensation, marketing the firm, personnel policies, employee benefits, travel reimbursements, and social media.

Grand View Research
Engineering Service Outsourcing

Market research report analyzes the ESO market on a global basis, with topics covered in the report including market size and growth prospects, market segments and dynamics, key opportunities, and demand outlook by end-use market (e.g., aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, telecom,  semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals) and region (e.g., North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific).

Research reports available from this organization include:

Global Engineering Service
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for this sector on a worldwide basis, with topics covered in the report including market trends, market size and forecast by type of service, end user, and geographic region, growth drivers and challenges, and competitive landscape, and key vendors profiled including Bechtel Group, Inc., Fluor Corp., SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc., and URS Corp.

U.S. Engineering Service Outsourcing
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. ESO market, with topics covered in the report including market overview, market size and forecast, segmentation by end-user (e.g., telecom, aerospace, automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics) and geographical region, growth drivers and market challenges, competitive environment, key vendor analysis, and other prominent vendors.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Engineering Services  Search for "541330" to see reports for specific types of engineers
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Engineering Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Society of Civil Engineers / American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Engineering Income and Salary Survey /

Annual salary survey conducted jointly by the ASCE and ASME provides income data for engineers of all types, with income data reported by gender, ethnic origin, company size, length of experience, level of education, licensing and certification status, professional responsibility, type of engineer, job function, supervisor responsibility, employer industry or service, geographic region, and metro area.

ZweigWhite, LLC
Salary Surveys of Engineering Firms

Regional salary surveys provide compensation data for management, administrative, and technical personnel―including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, geotechnical, and traffic and transportation engineers―with data reported by state or region and firm size. Regional editions of the survey include "Northeast & South Atlantic", "North/South Central", and "Mountain & Pacific".

PayScale, Inc.

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as project manager and civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Aecom Corporation, Belcan Corporation, CH2M Hill, Inc., Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Black & Veatch Corporation,  HDR, Inc., and Fluor Corporation.

Business Valuation Resources

PSMJ Resources, Inc.
A/E Valuation Survey

Valuation survey is based on over 100 valuations performed by PSMJ professionals over the previous five years, with topics covered in the report including key factors to consider when valuing a business, valuation and risk, adjustments and benchmarking, selecting appropriate valuation multiples based on gross revenue, earnings, book value, total employment, and other factors, and valuation case studies.

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